The Lincoln Amateur Radio Club will operate its official Field Day deployment from 1:00 pm Saturday, June 22, until 1:00 pm Sunday, June 23, at Mahoney Park in Lincoln, 70th and Fremont Streets. Contesting will be conducted on 6, 15, 20, 40, and 80-meter voice, and Morse Code (CW).
VE testing session will be held at 2:00 pm. Check in at the north picnic shelter.
The LARC picnic will be held at the north picnic shelter on Saturday at 6:00 pm. In Ham tradition, check-in is at 5:30 pm. The club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and drink. Members are asked to bring a salad, vegetable, or dessert to share. At 8:00 pm, enjoy cool slices of watermelon at the shelter.
The GOTA (Get On The Air) station will also be open and operating for 24 hours. GOTA coaches invite you and your family to stop by and try your “voice” on high-frequency (HF) bands as well as 2 meters.
Storm Spotter Training will be held during Weatherfest on April 6. The training will be from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm, but come out for the day. The event starts at 8:00 am. For full event details see weatherfest.unl.edu.
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The Lincoln Hamfest / Nebraska State ARRL Convention is Saturday, March 9, at the Lancaster Event Center. It will run from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Be sure to bring a friend. The convention is open to the public this year. For more information, see www.lincolnhamfest.org.
The annual pre-convention dinner will be at Lee’s Chicken on Friday, March 8, at 5:30 pm. Everyone orders off the menu. To reserve a seat, contact Bruce Wood, WAØRIM, at email@example.com.
There will be two testing opportunities this month. The monthly VE test will be held as scheduled at the Red Cross on Thursday, March 7, at 6:30 pm. There will also be VE testing during Hamfest on March 9. Testing will be held from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. See www.lincolnhamfest.org for details about the event.
An online submission for form for the 2018 LARC awards is available at https://neares.net/larc-awards.